A number of intriguing business and technology events will be held in Oxford in June.
First, the Oxford Internet Institute is hosting a forum entitled Cyberspace: its protocols and public international law, given by Henrik Spang-Hanssen, a Researcher and Danish Supreme Court Lawyer. This event will be held on the 10th of June from 3.00 to 4.30 pm. If you would like to attend please email your name and affiliation, if any, to email@example.com
Later in the week, on June 12, the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Special Lecture will be held in the James Martin 21st Century School. The lecture is entitled Unfinished business: money, ethics, and a better transplant system and will last from 2.00 until 3.30 pm. Timothy Murphy, Professor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine will be speaking, and has provided the following abstract:
Transplant policy in the United States relies on volunteers for donation, both living and dead. This approach cannot meet the increasing demand for transplantable organs. Novel approaches that work within a system of volunteers are unlikely to succeed either. In this special lecture, hosted by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the ethics of alternative systems are explored practically and philosophically.
Finally, Venturefest 2008 will be held at the Unipart Group of Companies, Unipart House, Cowley, Oxford, from 30 June – 01 July. Oxford University is a major sponsor of Venturefest, a free two-day networking forum providing vital support, advice and funding for early-stage and fast-growth business. The very exciting keynote speakers for this event will be Lord Sainsbury, reflecting on his recent report for HM Treasury, The Race to the Top. and Dr. Mike Grocott, leader of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition describing the research team’s endeavours to measure blood oxygen levels at 8400m.